Entre Hestia y Hermes

All of the Greek myth of Hestia and Hermes. Hestia is the name given to the goddess but is the term with which the home stands. The ties between Hermes and Hestia is no source of marriage or blood; what it says is a functional affinity, the two forces are complementary in the same place.

Hestia forms the center of the domestic space is fixed and immovable point where the family home is founded. For the Greeks the home is the fixed center from which human space is generated, the point where it directs and organizes both inside and outside. For philosophers, Hestia is the mother earth that still remains is the inner, the seal and the base of existence. It can be said that Hestia represents the stable and permanent

Hermes is also similarly related to the domestic space of men, but in another sense; It was a close God who was part of the life of mortals.

Hermes is a god who is coming to this world. To live among mortals, in familiarity with them, it is in the heart of the human world where he introduces the divine presence.

When Hermes is located on the ground in this situation Hestia dwell in the house of the Greeks, it is in the form of messenger, as a traveler accomplished in a short time will have their departure. It is the opposite of Hestia, their virtues are not stability, permanence, and nothing in it is sealed. Hermes represents dynamism, change, contact with foreign elements; whether to locate at home, he would be in the door protecting the house. This membrane separating …

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Untitled, Entres Hestia y Hermes, 2015. Digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 40 x 40 cm.

 

 

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Untitled. Entre Hestia y Hermes, 2015. Digital print on Hahnemühle paper, 100 x 70 cm.

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